16 Facts About Riley Adams


Riley Keaton Adams was born on June 26,1996 and is an American professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.

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Riley Adams played college baseball for the San Diego Toreros of the University of San Diego.

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Riley Adams attended Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, California.

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Riley Adams switched to catcher as a sophomore, when his coach asked him to move to fill the open position.

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Riley Adams was twice named a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award.

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Riley Adams played in 52 games for the Canadians in 2017, and hit.

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In 2018, Riley Adams played for the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League where he slashed.

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Riley Adams did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Riley Adams was added to the Blue Jays 60-man player pool for the 2020 season but did not get called up.

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On May 2,2021, Riley Adams was promoted to the major leagues for the first time after backup catcher Alejandro Kirk was placed on the 10-day injured list with left hip flexor discomfort.

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Riley Adams made his MLB debut that day as the starting catcher against the Chicago White Sox.

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Riley Adams was traded to the Washington Nationals for reliever Brad Hand on July 29,2021.

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Riley Adams notched his first hit as a National, as well as his first career home run and RBIs, off Atlanta Braves reliever Will Smith in the ninth inning, giving his team the late lead, on August 7,2021.

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Riley Adams earned a second degree black belt when he was 13 years old, and then began to focus on his baseball career.

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Riley Adams was an accomplished science fair competitor, notably for his studies of pampas grass which resulted in his participation in the California State Science Fair.

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Riley Adams was a standout high school basketball player, earning All League honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.

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